there it is, game over! Sammy gets his third wicket with a thin edge through to Ramdin
West Indies have finished with a 70-run win that could be enough to see them through to the Super Eights. Ireland will be incredibly disappointed with their batting effort, all out for 68. And it's fair to assume Darren Sammy will be the Man of the Match, he was in everything today - his 30 was the top score of the match, he took 3 for 8 and a world record four catches. All the West Indies bowlers played their part. George Dockrell showed something with the ball for Ireland, but there wasn't much else for them to cheer today. They'll have to beat England on Tuesday to have any chance of progressing.
"We were right in it at half time, but it was just disappointing with the bat," William Porterfield says. "We lost three wickets early, which put us right on the back foot."
"I had faith in the lower order, I knew once we got over 130 it would be difficult to chase," Dwayne Bravo says. "Chris will be in for the next game and I can't wait for him to be back."
That's it for today from Providence, where earlier in the day New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in a thriller. Don't forget to read the bulletin and Andrew McGlashan's post-match analysis over the next couple of hours. The next game is Afghanistan v India in St Lucia tomorrow, and it's an early start - 9.30am local time. Join us for that match - until then, goodbye.
Sammy bowls straight, Dockrell defends
this one is turned to fine leg, they get a single and Ireland have avoided recording the lowest Twenty20 international score
tries to pull, can't get bat on ball
nudged to cover, no run
driven away towards point, can't beat Pollard
straight-bat defence from Dockrell
and another wide, really a long way down leg, Windies have given away 11 runs in wides tonight
down leg side, that's called wide
a quick single to the off side
lovely, nasty yorker from Roach! Botha did all he could to keep it out, jamming the bat down and falling over in the process
nothing doing for Ireland
defended back towards the bowler
Here comes George Dockrell, whose main job is to make sure Ireland don't finish with the lowest ever total in a completed Twenty20 international innings. Kenya's 67 is the record.
Sammy does the job again, Rankin gets a thin tickle through to Ramdin
this time Botha gets the short ball away but the man on the boundary at midwicket collects
tries to pull but can't beat midwicket
Sammy asks the question there for lbw, may have pitched outside leg
left alone outside off
There's a big West Indian crowd in Providence for this match, great to see packed stadiums, unlike at the start of the 2007 World Cup. They'll be thrilled at their team's performance here, even if the spark has disappeared from the game
driven to long-on, just a single
defended back down the pitch
|Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I no. 152|
|Hours of play (local time)||17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.20, Interval 18.20-18.40, Second Session 18.40-20.00|
|Match days||30 April 2010 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||West Indies 2, Ireland 0|
Bravo happy with home advantage
West Indies victory vital for the tournament
All-round Sammy steers West Indies home
|AC Botha||not out||4||11|
|Extras||(lb 8, w 11)|
|Total||68(10 wkts; 16.4 ovs)|